Cree rings are more visible in TK11 because of smooth reflector (NEI has OP).
Is all this problems what i have to expect, when my new NiteCore Extreme will arrive later?? Please explain why?
It seems like this light have to much defective parts. I don't believe it's ready for sale yet?
EDIT: PLEASE answer on this forum. (Don't send PM to me)
Last edited by Daark; 07-10-2008 at 02:56 PM.
Selfbuilt, once again, a fantastic review. You have no idea how many lights (esp. 1AA and 1CR123) you have convinced me to purchase... The NiteCore Extreme is another one! I read that it was compatible with the SF E-series from 4sevens but I was a little hesitant due to price but, after reading your review, I think I'm convinced that this should be part of my collection.
I thank you again... although any of my future children may curse you since they won't have too much in their college funds... (just kidding of course ).
Great review and keep up the good work!
Thanks! No PM to you then.
I guess you quote our reply to VF1Jskull1, right?
The issue with him is that the retaining ring is a little too loose in Extreme tailcap. Please be advised that we only got 2 feedback about this issue, it's not common issue at all (this is also the reason why we PM to resolve the issue instead of replying directly, since it's not a common issue for users. guess you understand), the other one is ChenQing, who sent email to us. We check and found out the reason to this issue, it's the HA III processing which make the threads of the retaining ring slimer, so it could not be well matched with the body. We had sent VF1Jskull1 a new body to solve this issue, also one to ChenQing.
After finding out this issue, we had changed the material to use Stainless steel to make the retaining ring, since SS need no HA III processing, so there is no such potential issues available now. i.e., please rest assure that the Extreme you are going to get is with no such issue. and even if there is any issues come up with your light, we as well as 4sevens will be able to guarantee a satisfying warranty serivce to you whenever needed.
Hope the above answers your inquiries, and if any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know, thank you!
Well, since the moderator thought my original post for this request should be in the review of this light and not on the main board, then I'll ask for it here.
I'm hoping for some "real life" beamshots showing the hotspot at a distance. Trying to determine throw.
Any help appreciated.
SF 9Z & 3P, Brinkmann 3 Watt 3 aaa and Maxfire, Inova XO, RR 2AAA, Dorcy Super 1watt and Metalgear, Task Force 2C 3watt, Tikka XP, David 19, and the list goes on...
I have to wonder about this light. It looks a lot like the surefire E1B, and 200 lumens off only one rcr123? That seems like a lot, but maybe im just not on top of current capabilities. Does it get real hot?
I know the E1B has a lens and basically just throws real well with little flood and is rather bright for a light claiming only 80 lumens but I would be interested in seeing a comparrison between the two.
I just got my lumapower incendio a while ago and I loved the little light.... that is till i read this review! I know the incendio has the advantage of size and weight but why settle for 130 lumens when i could get near 200? I know the incendio has better runtime, but not amazingly better... DOH! I upgraded from the LM33 to the Incendio so it would better fit on my keychain and i know the extreme would be a bit large on my keychain but danget I want one! Why couldnt your review just say the incendio was the best?!
FOR SALE: Peak LED SR450A,
1xCR123A/RCR round up review
And yes, the Extreme does get hot - though not quite as fast as my Jet-II IBS models.
Anybody try the Extreme head on a Vital Gear FB-1?
My Extreme is on it's way from 4sevens.
I'm having trouble waiting.
Thanks for the excellent review.
Last edited by Daark; 07-15-2008 at 12:16 AM.
Yes, this your mistake have given me big trouble. And if i shall return the NE to Fenix-Store..then it would cost me more then the light it selfe. I live on the other side on earth, in a very expensive country.
I can only guess how much the postage cost would be back to the US. (To much)
I also wonder why it's "hair and dust" in a NEW light??
You have one new PM.
Last edited by Daark; 07-15-2008 at 12:03 PM.
Last edited by Daark; 07-17-2008 at 03:18 AM.
Thanks heaps for the great review......it twisted my arm to finally get one.
What a great light! (thanks to fenix-store!!!!!!!!)
I love the beam....great spot but still plenty of spill.
With this and my 85P I think ive got things covered for a while.
My NEX arrived yesterday, its smaller than I thought but it definitely puts out light! I had it in a lower mode once, several times in SOS which was very hard to get out of and it looks like it will have to stay in the high tactical mode because i cannot get it to ramp down at all, I will still use my trusty SF L1 for low light and the NEX for when I need bright light, it was a promising design but fell short of getting an Olympic medal.
I would agree it sounds like a switching speed issue. You gotta twist that puppy fast for it to respond
SOS mode? Is that a new development or just a feature I never found on mine?
Mine has High, Strobe, and User Defined brightness... no SOS that I know of.
Have you worked out the low-mode runtimes with NiteCore? The last update I see to the runtime post is the June 17 edit where you were talking to NC about the issue.
I've been meaning to get back to that, but have been tied up with new reviews lately (too many new lights coming in, too little time). I do plan to update this review and a few others with additional low mode results, but it will need to wait a bit longer.Have you worked out the low-mode runtimes with NiteCore?
I stand corrected, I think its a strobe as well, I tinkered with it some more today, I lubed the o ring with some silicone grease but again it only and by luck got into a low mode. If only there was an easier way to do that it would be a formidable flashlight, I would like to get a natural color titanium bezel for in, smooth not crenelated because I wear carhart jeans that have a side pocket perfect for an EDC in the width of this light, I carried a SF L1 for years that way but the crenelated bezel after awhile makes a hole.
I have been using this light all week, never could get anything other than full brightness and strobe, I may put it up on my shelf of miscellaneous lights I have built over the years, its just too bright for most work I am doing.
there must be a real problem with it.
BTW just how do you get to "User Mode" the instructions were pretty but uninformative.
When I first received mine it was hard to turn it quickly to set the user mode. Removing the o-ring made it much easier. After setting the level I wanted, I replaced the o-ring.